I wasn’t really feeling the heat too badly today but now that I’ve actually put on some clothes I feel like I’m being cooked alive.

The significance of plot without conflict

stilleatingoranges:

In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A “problem” appears near the end of the first act; and, in the second act, the conflict generated by this problem takes center stage. Conflict is used to create reader involvement even by many post-modern writers, whose work otherwise defies traditional structure.

The necessity of conflict is preached as a kind of dogma by contemporary writers’ workshops and Internet “guides” to writing. A plot without conflict is considered dull; some even go so far as to call it impossible. This has influenced not only fiction, but writing in general—arguably even philosophy. Yet, is there any truth to this belief? Does plot necessarily hinge on conflict? No. Such claims are a product of the West’s insularity. For countless centuries, Chinese and Japanese writers have used a plot structure that does not have conflict “built in”, so to speak. Rather, it relies on exposition and contrast to generate interest. This structure is known as kishōtenketsu.

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arrodynamic:

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wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
But wait….

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

HOLY MOLY.

this gives me so much hope

This gives me so much nope.

arrodynamic:

mukatkikaarn:

morebadbookcovers:

wordsofdiana:

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

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I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

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It is a literal bear.

Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.

But wait….

image

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.

HOLY MOLY.

this gives me so much hope

This gives me so much nope.

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demonsee:

Barret by Maybean

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stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

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albinohobbes:

This is how I went into work today.

It was supposed to be a cider festival party so we were all supposed to dress up along the theme.  (I was the only one who actually did the thing which might be embarassing but it was ok)

I chose to make a costume loosely based on an epimeliad who was a nymph who protected apple trees (or sheep) in greek mythology.  I had great fun talking to customers and telling them who I was.  I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to that many customers ever ever.

(One wee toddler aged girl said “she’s beautiful” as I passed and it made my entire night)

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I learnt a thing today - Yugioh players are very very loud.

Do you remember that time before youtube where you couldn’t put a food down on the internet without stepping on a play button for ‘Tribute’ by Tenacious D?

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shinyumbre0n:

My dad got an article published